Special ‘One World’ sends message of hope with six hours of transmission in the midst of the pandemic

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18 apr (Reuters) – The british actress Jameela Jamil opened the Saturday six hours of music streaming uninterrupted with stars such as Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Elton John in a global event that seeks to bring a message of hope and unity in the midst of the pandemic of coronavirus.

Artists of the pop and classical musicians of the united States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, they performed songs from their homes for the event is “One World: Together at Home”, a estreaming to pay tribute to the workers of the first line of health care who are dealing with the health crisis in the world.

Jamil, known for her TV series “The Good Place”, he said to the spectators that the event is a moment of relief in the crisis.

“Leave their wallets. This is not a fundraiser. We are only here to bring you an amazing show, stunning live performances,” he said at the opening of the event.

In the first few hours of transmission appeared stars as the british footballer David Beckham, singer Jennifer Hudson, Eason Chan from Hong Kong, Vishal Mishra of India and the musician emiratí Hussain Al Jassmi.

The opening will be followed by a two hour concert broadcast on Saturday evening by various television channels, with bands such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish.

It also showed presentations of Maluma, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes.

The event, which counted with the curation of Lady Gaga and organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the nonprofit group Global Citizen, it is the largest effort of celebrities up to now during the pandemic of the coronavirus which has caused the death of more than 150,000 people in the world.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, edited in Spanish by Gabriela Donoso)